Research Papers/Topics in Health Services Management

Level Of Knowledge In Reproductive Health Practices Among Senior High School Girls In Greater Accra Region: A Case Study Of Two Senior High Schools

ABSTRACT Adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues have become increasingly prominent and generated widespread international concern. This study was designed to investigate the level of knowledge of senior high school girls on reproductive health practices. This objective was achieved by exploring respondents’ knowledge on contraceptives and pregnancy prevention; exploring respondents’ level of knowledge on HIV/AIDS and finding out the challenges adolescents face in acc...

Relationship Between Hospital Governance And Health Records Management: A Study of The Shaiosudoku And Kumawu Districts Hospitals

ABSTRACT   Health systems are built mainly upon specified building blocks. As effective as they individually are, these building blocks function together to provide the best of healthcare services in the world. Health leadership/governance and health information system (records) are some of the strongest components of the building blocks. The relationship that exists between these two building blocks helps in the management decision making towards the attainment of organizatio...

The Role Of Records Management Practices In Improving Decision Making In Public Hospitals: The Case Of Ashanti Bekwai Municipal Hospital

ABSTRACT The role of healthcare institutions in providing quality health care and making decisions strive on the effective management of hospital records which are made up of clinical/medical and nonclinical records. The study therefore sought to inquire into the role of records management practices in improving clinical and administrative decisions at Ashanti Bekwai Municipal Hospital. In view of that, the study used the Hybrid Records Life Cycle Model which encompassed the pre-na...

Localizing The Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs) In Ghana - An Assessment Of Goal 7 In The Ketu-South Municipality

ABSTRACTThe main objective of the study was to assess Ghana‘s progress towards localizing Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7 on improving access to water and improved sanitary facilities with the Ketu-South Municipality as a case study. Specifically, the study sought to identify the key measures put in place by the Government of Ghana to improve access to improved water and sanitary facilities in Ketu-South, assess the institutional challenges hindering the achievement of MDG7, assess the ...

Localizing The Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs) In Ghana: An Assessment Of Goal Five In The Dangme West District

ABSTRACT Maternal health is not a woman’s issue, but the integrity of communities, societies and nations, since the well-being of all humans depend upon healthy mothers. The MDGs adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 to make the world a better place for all, comprised eight goals. Goal five is improved maternal health which has two main targets. The study assessed maternal health targets in the Dangme West District. The study used a qualitative paradigm and a case study desi...

Management Practices of Nurse Managers in The Greater Accra Region, Ghana

ABSTRACT Nurses have a major role in providing high-quality care to patients. The nurse manager has 24- hour responsibility and accountability and is ‘pivotal’ to the delivery of effective, efficient and quality health care. However, many of the nurse managers play their roles without adequate formal preparation and have to battle with the shortage of resources, especially staff as well as challenges from other health professionals in an effort to manage the unit. The study examined ...

Adherence To Professional Ethics In Nursing Practice: A Case Study Of Sunyani Municipal Hospital

ABSTRACT The study assessed nurses’ adherence to their professional codes of ethics in the course of their practice using the Sunyani Municipal Hospital (SMH) as the case for the study. As a mixed method study, seventy-nine nurses were purposively selected from various departments in the SMH. Seventy-one nurses filled questionnaires on adherence to professional ethics in nursing practice. Eight nurses took part in the in-depth interviews on adherence to nursing ethics. Descriptive sta...

The Effect Of Women’S Empowerment On Utilisation Of Reproductive Health Services In Ghana

ABSTRACT The study examined the effect of women’s empowerment on utilisation of reproductive health services in Ghana. Women’s empowerment dimensions included access to economic resources and social norms, while reproductive health services comprised: (contraceptive use, timing of first antenatal visits, skilled birth attendance and place of delivery). The study used the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008, dataset, which is a nationally representative sample. From the tw...

Factors Influencing Women’s Satisfaction with Child Birth Services In The Tamale Metropolis

ABSTRACT In spite of several interventions put in place to encourage the patronage of facility-based child birth services in Ghana, the rate of facility-based delivery is still low (57%). Poor quality and dissatisfaction with facility-based child birth services account for the low utilisation of facility based child birth services. In order to attain the national target of having 80% facility-based deliveries in Ghana, there is the need to provide quality child birth services that m...

Assessing Clinical Staff Perception Of Patient Safety Culture Of Selected Hospitals In Bawku Central And West Districts

ABSTRACTPatient safety culture is a fundamental determinant of patient safety. Keeping patients safeensures the wellbeing of the citizenry which translates into economic productivity. Infrastructuraland human resource deficit in Africa and Ghana calls for more attention in the area of patientsafety culture. As part of getting better outcomes for patients, the Ghana Health Service patientchatter was developed to guide both patients and health workers to achieve good patient careoutcomes. The p...

Hygienic Practices of Food Vendors; Effect on Consumer Food Safety on the University of Ghana Campus

ABSTRACT The selling of street foods is regarded as a great aspect of the economies of many developing countries due to its socio-economic benefits. In Ghana, the sector provides numerous job opportunities for people in the country. Despite its importance, many have complained about the hygiene, quality and the safety of street foods as these foods have been associated with food poisoning and other food-borne diseases. This is due to the fact that food vendors are ignorant of basic food ...

Knowledge, Attitudes And Perception of Youth Friendly Health Services Among Adolescents in The Ashaiman District of Ghana

 ABSTRACT        Improving adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health has become a global concern. The establishment of youth-friendly health services in Ghana has helped reduce challenges such as sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancies, premature birth and related complications that confront young people. However, inadequate knowledge on the availability of youthfriendly services, attitudes and perceptions of adolescents toward youth-friendly servic...

Subscriber Perception Of Quality Of Health Care Services Under The New Juabeng And Ketu District Mutual Health Insurance Schemes In Ghana

ABSTRACT The perception that an individual forms about a thing affects that individual’s behaviour and attitude towards that thing. The District Mutual Health Insurance Schemes in Ghana are a new way o f financing health care in the country. The need to sustain these newly introduced schemes by improving and sustaining quality o f health care services under them is extremely important. However, there is a dearth o f knowledge on subscribers’ perception o f the quality o f health car...

Ict- Led Hospital Information System In The Management Of Health Services With Particular Reference To University Of Ghana Hospital, Legon.

ABSTRACT The study investigated ICT- led hospital information system in the management of health services with particular reference to University of Ghana Hospital, Legon. The study utilized the qualitative method. Through the purposive sampling technique, 12 participants were selected for the study. The participants included 1 medical director, 1 administrator and 10 departments and unit heads of the Hospital. The qualitative instrument used for primary data collection was an interview...

Towards Superior Performance In Public Hospitals: An Assessment Of Strategic Capabilities - The Case Of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

ABSTRACT Improvement in health service delivery has become an issue in recent times all over the world with Ghana not being an exception. In Ghana, Public Hospitals have come under severe media and public criticism for poor service delivery. To be able to meet the expectation of the public, these hospitals must possess certain resources and competences. Not only should public hospital improve on their performance but should also do their best to excel in the health care industry. This ...


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